The Betrayal of Kenya's Athletes

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Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 pm

If you ask ask any random person in any part of the world whether they know Kenya and what they know it for, the answers will most likely be:
-the home of Masaai morans
-Barrack Obama's homeland
-the country that produces world conquering athletics champions
Kenya has dominated athletics so much to the point that it's not uncommon for its athletes to take the first, second and third positions in a race. But the country's superstar athletes, such as olympic champion Asbel Kiprop, are increasingly failing doping tests. This worrying trend has become more pronounced in the past decade, prompting some journalists to investigate the cause.

As always, corruption is one of the reasons cited. The country's governing athletics body has been accused of embezzling millions of dollars meant to improve the quality of training for athletes. According to the Athletics Kenya calendar 2018, the country's athletes will participate in all the major marathon tours and athletic events in the world. Such participation attracts major sponsors such as Nike, who pump money into the athletics program. The money ends up in the pockets of athletics kenya officials.

This documentary investigates the main reasons for these doping scandals.